Why the Dutch Wait Less at Traffic Lights in 2022

Updated: 07-2022


Hate waiting at traffic lights? Yeah, me too. Good thing the Netherlands has smarter traffic lights to make sure that happens as little as possible. It’s amazing what you can do when you design to move as many people as possible, instead of as many cars as possible.

Special thanks to Matt from BeyondTheAutomobile.ca who helped with some of the content for this video.

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References:

Safety Evaluation of Protected Left-Turn Phasing and Leading Pedestrian Intervals on Pedestrian Safety

http://www.cmfclearinghouse.org/study_detail.cfm?stid=559

Signalized Intersection with Prohibited Right-turn-on-Red, Highway Safety Manual, 1st Edition

http://www.cmfclearinghouse.org/study_detail.cfm?stid=297

All Directions Green (Tegelijk Groen) – Groningen
Lucas Magalhães (Youtube, used with permission)

Rood, groen en geel
75 jaar verkeerslichten in Amsterdam

VETAG / VECOM / SICS

Nautikaris Korteafstandsradio (manufacture’s website)

Verkeerslichtbeïnvloeding (Wikipedia)
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Korteafstandsradio (Wikipedia)

Groningen installs rain sensors for cyclists at traffic lights (The Netherlands)

Why giving transit vehicles their own lane speeds up traffic (the Downs-Thomson Paradox):
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